Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stewpot Community Services Inc N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 18,300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 2,515,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,127,379

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 65,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stewpot Community Services Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2019 18,300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 2,515,800

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13280 records found.